Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with or whose primary focus is to modify the appearance of the patient's teeth and the structures that surrounds the teeth for betterment. These structures can be the tooth enamel, oral cavity and the boundaries of the teeth. The latest innovations and the scientific development in the field of human physiology and specifically dentistry have capacitated the doctors and the cosmetologists to add a sweet smile to every face. Cosmetic dentistry not only deals with giving you a good look but it is also necessary in keeping your teeth healthy. Apart from good looking teeth you must have well maintained teeth too.
Cosmetic dentistry has reached to such an extent that providing customer with the desired appearance has become a reality. Many people believe that only people who need to improve their looks need cosmetic dentistry, but this is not true we all know that maintaining proper and healthy teeth is very important and cosmetic dentistry aids the same.
People can consider cosmetic dentistry if they are in any dilemma related to the appearance or the upholding of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is done for various reasons. Some of the commonly used procedures are:
1)Enamel shaping: This type of process in cosmetology is referred to when we are trying to remove any part of contouring enamel just to give it a better appearance. This can be done to remove even a small chip of the enamel, the part of enamel that has been removed is irreplaceable and this process can even expose the Dentin of your teeth. Dentin is one of the four major components of the teeth.
2)Gum lift: this is basically done to rise sculpts of your gum line; it is mainly done through reshaping any underlying bone or tissue. This helps in creating a longer and a better appearance of the tooth. This also makes the teeth look long and symmetrical.
3)Bonding: if your teeth are cracked or chipped then bonding is the way to go. In this enamel like material is applied to your teeth's surface then it is sculpted to give a proper shape, then hardened and finally polished.
4)Whitening: The name says it all. We all want bright white teeth and this is what helps us, tooth bleaching or whitening in common language is done to give our teeth that original white color. For this treatment there are lots of options available in the market.
Well there is veneer too, this basically is a thin custom made laminates that are bonded to the surface of teeth in order to hide the gaping. In some teeth where whitening doesn't work veneering helps in hiding the discoloration.
It is always advisable to consult specialist cosmetic dentists for such dentistry, even though they are not always the cheapest. Cosmetic dentistry is generally not covered by most dental insurance. Most processes are required to be repeated after a certain time. However, in spite of all these cosmetic dentistry can be really helpful to keep your teeth healthy and lend you that nice bright smile.